Take an Extreme Adventure or Just Chill at Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa

The last weekend of February had us driving to UPLB to fetch Ralph who went on an overnight debate competition. Since February 25 was declared as an official holiday, we thought that it would be the best time to spend the night at a resort in Los Baños. It was a last minute decision so I failed to reserve us a room at the Makiling Onsen Spa. Thankfully, Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa was just a few hundred meters and a phone call away.

It was actually my husband first discovered Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa. He saw a viral post on Facebook about it and tagged me. I didn't realize that it was also located in Los Baños until our car drove past its signage along the highway. Luck was on our side when I booked because there were still a few rooms available. As the night passed, we saw guests coming and checking in the rooms beside ours.

Checking-in at Laresio
We availed of the Small Group Overnight Package for 4 which cost us 1,500 each.

The package an airconditioned room good for…

Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol

Third stop of our Panglao Island Tour, Day 1 in Bohol.

Alona Beach is a one and a half kilometer stretch of white sandy beach in Panglao Island, Bohol. Being in Alona Beach brought back memories of Boracay back when I was younger and the waters were cleaner.

We chose to have some snacks at Trudis' Place while Rap went for a dip in water. Swimming in the beach is free, it would be up to you if you choose to stay and dine in one of the many snack bars and restaurants of the tourist inns surrounding the beach.

As with any other beach front, expect to be frequently visited by peddlers of sunshades and beach accessories, massage therapists, and boatmen who offer a tour to Balicasag Island which is an hour's ride away. If only we had more time, we would have agreed on riding on one of the boats. We'll probably do this the next time we come back and spend more time in Panglao Island.

Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol

After having our snacks, we walked towards Alona Kew resort which was on the opposite side of Trudis Place. The beach front over there was wider and the boats were fewer which made it better for swimming in the beach. We stayed for a while to relax in the sand and have some pictures taken. I bet it's better to stay there in the evening for some stargazing by the beach.

View more photos of our 2010 Bohol Weekend Trip here.

Alona Beach is located in Tawala, Panglao Island, Bohol. To go there, tourists can rent a tricycle from Tagbilaran City (mainland) or take a cab. It would be best if you visit Alona Beach as part of a van rental package. We got ours for Php 2,200 for 6 hours.

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I have seen pictures of my aunt in her Bohol getaway and her stay in Alona Beach resort. Indeed the place is really nice!http://www.cdokay.com/